Update on the condition of Gerben Thijssen

Gerben Thijssen remains in intensive care of Ghent University Hospital after his heavy crash on Tuesday night.

The Belgian suffered three small brain haemorrhages and fractured three ribs and a collarbone. “Gerben remained conscious at all times,” said Philippe Maertens, a spokesperson for his Lotto Soudal team. “Later on Wednesday he will undergo a few more examinations. He is expected to remain in intensive care between one and three days. Fortunately his condition is stable.”

Thijssen crashed on the last lap of the supersprint after making contact with Denmark’s Oliver Wulff Frederiksen. Thijssen was attended to on track and was transported to hospital in a conscious state.